We are pleased to announce that B&E Boys have been awarded a new project at Woodlands Community Primary School in Heywood. Work is set to commence on the project in June.
The overall aim of the project is to facilitate an increase to the capacity of the school. As pupil numbers continue to rise, an extension has become necessary. The work involves the construction of a two-storey classroom extension located to the rear of the main school building. The extension itself will consist of a group learning space and seven classrooms. In addition, new WC facilities, plant room and a circulation area will be housed in the new building. The extension will be connected to the main school via a link corridor.
The extension will be of steel frame construction with cladding and brickwork. Temporary buildings that are currently in place will be removed and hard landscaping will be reinstated.
In all, the project is expected to take 45 weeks to complete, with 15th May 2020 set as the deadline date.
Woodlands Community Primary School is a school that is definitely on an upward curve, as evidenced by the increase in pupil numbers and the demand for places. Just eight years ago the school was judged to be ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted. However, since then it has been on a consistent journey of improvement. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Good’ at its most recent inspection and Woodlands is highly regarded by local people. The school plays a key role in the local community. The new extension is an important part of the school’s plans for the future.
The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum. Like all primary schools, there is an emphasis placed on the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Computing. However, the school also recognises that education should be about more much than what goes in the traditional classroom environment. Woodlands Community Primary School is a Forest School. This means that all pupils in the school are given regular opportunities to take part in hands-on learning in a woodland or natural setting. The programme of Forest School activities at Woodlands Community Primary School is designed to develop the self-esteem and confidence of pupils. All year groups take part in two sessions a week.
B&E Boys have a proud history of completing projects in the education sector. The company has worked on many projects in schools and colleges over the years.
In the primary sector, such projects included at Emmanuel Holcombe C of E Primary School in Holcombe, Lancashire. This involved the demolition of the 1970’s school block that had existed on the site and replacing it with a brand new 2-storey block of classrooms, alongside internal remodelling and an entrance tower. This particular project posed several challenges. These involved a significant amount of asbestos removal and working throughout on a restricted site. The safety of pupils, parents and staff whilst enabling the school to continue running as normal were vital considerations.
B&E Boys also completed a £1.25 million extension to Cedars Primary School in Blackburn. The new two-storey extension and link building was complemented by various external works and the creation of an associated play area. The project was an important part of Cedar Primary’s plan to transition to a single-site school. The existing school building was demolished to make way for a steel-framed construction with an appealing contemporary design. The remodelling of the school has provided a learning environment truly fit for the 21st century.
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